Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Riding in style

On Sunday Kristian and I headed to Babies R Us to make a pretty big purchase. We ended up buying our car seat and stroller combo. Initially we had registered for a travel system (a different one than we ended up buying) but decided to go ahead and get it ourselves because we needed to have a car seat for this weekend when my favorite Florida resident and her handsome little man come up for my baby shower!! P.S. SOOOOO excited to see her! To save Kristen from having to lug Smith's car seat up here with her I figured why not go ahead and just get ours now since we need one anyway, then Smith can help break it in for our little one!

We hadn't planned to buy the stroller this past weekend but there happened to be a sale going on the one we liked which was for $75 off if you bought them both at the same time and with my $50 gift card that my mom gave me for my birthday we got a great deal on both!

Here is what our little guy will be riding in once he arrives:

S1 by Safety 1st onBoard35 Air Infant Car Seat - McKenna

S1 by Safety 1st Trivecta Stroller - Mckenna

When we got home we put the stroller together (which was really easy) and played around with both. While Kristian tried to figure out how to get the car seat out of the base I tried to figure out how to fold and unfold the stroller. We looked like total first time parents (who apparently don't like to read directions).

We both love the set, the black and grey is gender neutral so it could work if our next kid is a girl, it looks good in both of our cars (we both have silver cars) and just has a really sleek, cool look to it (so Kristian can still feel cool pushing a stroller).

We're so excited to see our little guy in these in a few short months!


KLaw said...

Love it! I love the black!!!

mrs.mfc said...

Love it! I'm deep into research mode trying to pick out a car seat and stroller. Right now I'm thinking about the Baby Jogger City Mini in black.. and probably a Chicco car seat. Such a huge decision!!! Congrats on the big decision- that is exciting!

Heather said...

They look great, and I love the versatile color scheme! Glad you're able to check this off your list!

april said...

We have a Graco travel system and then an umbrella stroller. We bought more than one base for the different cars. I think we have a Britax now. We registered for different styles so we could receive things to grow into and not have to buy anything ourselves which was helpful. We went green with all our gender neutral stuff. The car seat now is brown. :) Only accessories and clothes are more gender specific and I totally intend to reuse if we're lucky enough to have another (whereas a friend of mine just had to have all new stuff for her second girl).

How exciting!!!

BG said...

very cool! we are wanting one similar!

Bonnie said...

Ahhh, congratulations!!!! This is so exciting for you guys.

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Meg said...

I love that you both looked like first time parents who don't like reading directions, lol.

They are both really nice! They are definitely gender neutral and will look great with your silver cars.

Venassa said...

I love it! We didn't get a stroller yet since little C was just born and the weather is only going to get worse. We'll get one in the spring.
I don't like to do directions either so I went through the same thing trying to fold and unfold my playpen.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Very nice! Funny how exciting baby gear can be!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Love them both! A lot of my friends have been registering for similar car seats and strollers in black/gray.

beka said...

The black is great and I think you guys are so smart to buy gender neutral! I am anxious to hear how you like it once baby arrives. I'm taking notes over here :)

Gaynor {Our Day by Design} said...

Looks cool; we still need to order ours but are going for one with a grey base then a blue hood / canopy, means if we have another baby thats not a boy we can just buy another hood!